Dana Nichols

Dana Nichols - Editor

Los Angeles, CA, USA

I’m a proofreader working in health, lifestyle, travel, architecture, and design. Degree in print journalism. Bestseller experience.

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Overview

Hi! I'm a friendly proofreader, a native of Los Angeles, and graduate of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. My professional career has focused on travel/hospitality, health/lifestyle, and arts/architecture/design. In addition to being a proofreader I have been a magazine writer, newspaper writer, copywriter, public relations writer, and communications director. Most recently, I proofread the bestseller "Real Food for Pregnancy," which is a "must-read for any woman or health professional interested in prenatal nutrition."

I love working with new authors and enjoy going through their book as the final step in their editing process. I want authors to have the confidence that their book is error-free and polished before it goes out to the world.

Testimonials:

"You did an amazing job. Your eye for detail is incredible!" -- L. Hendrickson-Jack

"An A-Class editor." --R. Miles

"Your input made a big difference in the quality of the book." -- D. Wickens

"Working with you has been a delight. You are always so organized, decisive, and professional to work with." --H. Lentini

"Thank you again for all the work you have done for us." -- V. Pedroza
Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Design
Health & Wellbeing
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Travel

Work experience

Communications Director

AUX Architecture
January, 2018 – January, 2022 (about 4 years)

Oversaw written communications for a mid-size architecture firm in Los Angeles.

Account Coordinator

Communication Arts + Design, Inc.
January, 2013 – July, 2015 (over 2 years)

Public relations for design, architecture and the arts in Los Angeles.

Proofreader/Copywriter

Self-employed
July, 2008 – Present (over 14 years)

Proofread and wrote copy for various clients including Made Goods (furniture/decor), Mono County Tourism (travel), Frederick's of Hollywood (fashion/retail), Grand Pacific Palisades Resort (hospitality), Sheraton Carlsbad (hospitality), AR4T Gallery (art/design) and more.

Web Editor/Copywriter

Mammoth Resorts
July, 2004 – July, 2008 (about 4 years)

Oversaw the written voice of a resort that attracts 1.2 million visitors annually, with amenities including two ski areas, four hotels, restaurants, golf course, and a mountain bike park.

Managing Editor

The Daily Trojan
January, 2001 – June, 2002 (over 1 year)

Editor of daily student newspaper with circulation of 15,000.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

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